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Sport / Triathlon lasses win first medal for the isles

The women's triathlon team winning bronze.

TEAM Shetland got off to a good start on day one of the NatWest International Island Games in Guernsey with the triathlon women’s team winning a bronze medal.

Wendy Hatrick, Lynsey Henderson, Emma Leask and Louise Parr came third behind Guernsey and Jersey.

In the individual event Louise Parr came sixth overall with Lynsey Henderson finishing in eighth place.

In the men’s individual event, Scott Riise was 23rd, Lewis Anderson 28th and Stewart Hutchison 39th.  Andrew Aitken did not finish.

In the athletics track events Katie Dinwoodie and Sophie Grant both qualified for tomorrow evening’s final in the 100m sprint. At 12.53 Dinwoodie clocked the third fasted qualifying time.

Ben Laurenson qualified for the 400m final which is also scheduled for tomorrow evening. 800m specialist Seumas MacKay narrowly missed a place in the final of the 400m race.

Shetland’s badminton, meanwhile, was battling it out against Faroe to qualify for the play-offs after beating the Western Isles and Orkney earlier in the day.

Unfortunately, the match against Faroe had to be stopped after Shetland’s Shona Mackay sustained an injury. At the end the team lost 5 – 0 against the Faroese.

The isles’ table tennis players had a tough team competition losing all their games against Jersey (0 – 7), Faroe Islands (0-7) and Aland (3 – 4).

Finally, the isles’ football team narrowly lost their opening game 2 – 0 against tough competition from Ynys Mon.

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